Thought for the month

“A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip and worried to death by a frown on the right man’s brow.” Ovid, Roman Poet (43 BC – 17 AD).

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Benjamin Franklin, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and a polymath, considered that time is money and that wasting time was a great prodigality. Elon Musk may, or may not, ultimately deserve some mention in the history text books, only time will tell, but his email to employees last month has caused comment. Walking out of meetings once you cannot add value and side stepping the ‘chain of command’ being two suggested productivity enhancers. I think that he is on to something with the general theme, but if it starts to look like a good Dilbert cartoon then it is probably best to have a rethink.

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